Fan-filmed video of MANOWAR‘s June 22 live performance in Athens, Greece in the course of the “Crushing The Enemies Of Metallic Anniversary Tour” will be seen beneath.
Earlier this week, MANOWAR launched a brand new digital EP, “The Revenge Of Odysseus (Highlights)”, by way of Magic Circle Leisure. For this undertaking, which is predicated on “The Odyssey”, Homer‘s story of the nice hero Odysseus and his lengthy and threatening quest to return to his spouse and son, MANOWAR went to nice lengths: ba***ist/chief Joey DeMaio traveled to Athens to doC***ent a narration with father-and-son crew Kostas and Konstantinos Kazakos. Kostas, hailed in Greece for his participation in lots of motion pictures and as an completed theater actor and author, and his son Kostantinos, who can be a gifted actor, narrated a touching dialogue between Odysseus and his son Telemachus. And to honor the historic supply materials, they did so in Historical Greek, translated from English by Sakis Tolis of Greek metallic band ROTTING CHRIST.
“It was a pleasure and privilege to work with Kostas and Konstantinos, Sakis and everybody else who was concerned on this narration,” DeMaio mentioned. “I name Kostas ‘the Greek Orson Welles‘, not solely as a result of these two giants share many exceptional abilities and excellent voices, but in addition for being equally pa***ionate to ship an ideal narration whereas being humble and type on the similar time! We will not wait to share every thing with our followers.”
“The Revenge Of Odysseus (Highlights)” observe itemizing:
01. Athena’s Theme (00:57)
02. Telemachus – Half I (with Konstantinos Kazakos and Sakis Tolis) (Historical Greek) (02:42)
03. The place Eagles Fly (with Chiara Tricarico) (03:27)
04. Odysseus and Calypso – The Island of Ogygia (with Kostas Kazakos) (Historical Greek) (00:45 )
Requested in a December 2021 interview with Metallic Hammer Greece’s TV present “TV Conflict” if the following MANOWAR launch was going to be a full-length album or if it is going to be the beforehand deliberate follow-up to 2019’s “The Closing Battle I” EP, Joey mentioned: “That is an excellent query. You are the primary particular person to ask that. And proper now, I really do not know what’s coming subsequent, as a result of we had the inspiration to jot down this track, which I used to be considering may very well be a really lengthy regular track — like perhaps 10 minutes — ‘The Revenge Of Odysseus’. And it simply received out of hand — it simply stored rising and rising. It began out with, ‘Perhaps it will simply be in English.’ Then it was, ‘Perhaps it will be in Greek.’ After which it grew to become not simply Greek — historic Greek. After which one thing like well-known narrators. After which it grew to become, ‘No, we’re gonna take one of the vital well-known, if not essentially the most well-known actor in Greece.’ After which his son is gonna play the a part of Telemachus. And it simply received greater and larger and larger. And now, once they got here into the studio right here in Athens and recorded, it simply turned out so superb. And now I am caught with a giant downside — there’s a lot unbelievable stuff that these guys carried out… So the fact, simply listening to phrases has given me the problem, now how can I match this nice efficiency with music that is gonna be worthy of those stunning, stunning performances? So, it is a huge F****ing downside. So I am wanting ahead to getting again into the studio and attempting to serve this in the easiest way that I can.”
MANOWAR performed the primary of two “secret” warm-up exhibits on June 4 at Jovel Music Corridor in Münster, Germany. DeMaio and his bandmates had been billed as THE LORDS OF STEEL (performing “the music of MANOWAR“) for the gig, which marked MANOWAR‘s debut stay look with new drummer Dave Chedrick, who has beforehand performed with RAVEN and KILL RITUAL, amongst others.
Chedrick joined MANOWAR because the alternative for Anders Johannson who introduced earlier that day that he can be unable to hitch MANOWAR on the band’s upcoming “Crushing The Enemies Of Metallic Anniversary Tour ’22/’23” attributable to “household commitments.”
Based mostly in Los Angeles, Chedrick has been a metallic addict his complete life. Early influences embrace John Bonham, Neil Peart and, most of all, late MANOWAR drummer Scott Columbus. An completed studio musician, Dave is praised for his professionalism, easy-going spirit, and willingness to all the time go the additional mile within the quest for the proper sound.
MANOWAR‘s “Crushing The Enemies Of Metallic Anniversary Tour ’22/’23” celebrates the band’s over-four-decades-long profession with give attention to 4 signature MANOWAR albums and their anniversaries: fortieth anniversary of “Battle Hymns”, thirty fifth anniversary of “Combating The World”, thirtieth anniversary of “The Triumph Of Metal”, twentieth anniversary of “Warriors Of The World”.